Worshiping Goddess Kaalratri – Seventh Day of Navratri  

By | October 18, 2015

Today is the saptami tithi of Ashwin Mass of Shukla Paksha and the Moon is in Mool Nakshatra. So the day is referred for Maa Kalratri. Maa Kalaratri is the seventh Shakti of Maa Durga. The seventh day of Navratri pooja is dedicated to Durga Kalratri. This is the most violent form of Godess Durga. Kalaratri means the One who is “the Death of Kaal”. Here Kaal is dedicated as time & death. Kalaratri is the one who destroys ignorance and removes darkness.

Goddess Kaalratri

Goddess Kaalratri

She has four hands. The left two hands hold a torch and a cleaver while the right two hands are in the form of giving blessings. She is seated on a donkey.

Goddess Kaalratri

Goddess Kaalratri

According to Hindu Mythology Named Raktabeej obtained a boon from Brahma. She got a boon from Brahma that as soon as his blood would touch the ground, he would multiply. After getting this boon Raktabeej started creating destruction on the earth. It became impossible to kill him since he would multiply by hundreds and thousands as the drops of his blood fell on the ground. She like the blood of Raktabeej before they fell on ground in this way she killed the Raktabeej.

Goddess Kaalratri

Goddess Kaalratri

Chant this mantra to worship Maa Kaalratri…
वाम पादोल्ल सल्लोहलता कण्टक भूषणा |
वर्धन मूर्ध ध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रि भर्यङ्करी || 

Vāma pādōlla sallōhalatā kaṇṭaka bhūṣaṇā | vardhana mūrdha dhvajā kr̥ṣṇā kālarātri bharyaṅkarī ||

Appearance of Maa Kalratri is very dangerous. But she always gives good fruits. So devotees should not get afraid of her.